Thursday, March 4, 2010

Game Connection America @ GDC 2010 Only A Few Days Away

The Business Meeting Machine for Game Makers

Via: Game Connection - Game Connection will be striking again!!

Game Connection is a unique speed dating event for business-focused game makers. It is a one-stop shop to meet face to face dozens of targeted potential partners involved in all stages of the production pipeline, from the concept to the outsourcing, publishing, distribution and financing, in back-to-back 30-minute meetings.

Where else do you get to conduct an average of 27 tailored meetings in just three days, network with the best developers, publishers, distributors and service providers of the industry who are committed to make great games? 

This year, the show promises to be a huge international marketplace welcoming delegates from more than 30 countries. The event will have 230+ exhibitors demonstrating their projects, ideas, area of expertise, cutting edge services to 200+ publishers and service buyers. 2000+ visitors are expected during the three days of the event.

Make sure you stop by and meet all high-profile attendees.

To view the up-to-date list, click here and to sign up now for Game Connection San Francisco.

Winners of the LEVEL UP PROGRAM announced!

For the very first time, Game Connection is pleased to showcase new talents in the San Francisco edition. Congratulations to winners:

Bumblebee Studios - Sweden
Fire Hose Games - USA
Limbo / Playdead - Denmark
Protege Production - Singapore
Lazy 8 Studios - USA

Make sure you come and meet them at Game Connection!Game Connection is located on two continents: Europe and America.

How Does It Work?

Before the event, all attendees register online and begin scheduling meetings.

Through Game Connection online meeting system, both parties are notified if they have a meeting request or if one of their requests has been accepted or turned down. With this system, meetings are only scheduled when both parties are interested, increasing the efficiency of the event and the probability that the right business partners will be found. On the website, developers can display their projects to give publishers an idea of what they will be presenting at the event.

During the event, each exhibitor has a closed booth where he can make his presentations to buyers during half-hour meetings (just like speed dating!).

You still have some open slots in your schedule? The Last-Minute Meeting System lets you schedule more meetings until you are fully booked!

After the event, you are wondering how to keep in touch easily with all the new contacts you have made at Game Connection? No worries, they have set up Game Connection Online Marketplace, a tool that allows you to discover new projects and post your owns. Stay connected all year long with your business partners, but also make new ones!


The Game Connection history began in 2001, when Pierre Carde, Director of Lyon Game, decided to set up a professional event for the video game industry focused on one objective : doing business.

Game Connection’s first edition took place in December 2001 and attracted 27 French developers and 20 international publishers. In 2004, the Game Connection went abroad to San Francisco and joined the Game Developers Conference. Two years after, the Game Connection flew away to Tokyo and Shanghai. Initially separated, Games and Services at Game Connection have been gathered to provide a more global experience.

Nowadays, Game Connection America and Game Connection Europe have become must-attend events in the videogame industry. With a range of 500-600 international attendees (including around 350 exhibitors/sellers and 330 visitors/buyers) and a 1 million $ average revenue generated per attendee, Game Connection is THE place to do business internationally.